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    I stop to smell lilacs one morning/and wonder if anyone is watching.

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    My Old Ohio Home

    a poem about a family watching the Kentucky Derby

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    How a non-Python-programmer survived a Pelican point upgrade

    A while ago I decided I was tired of handcrafting an individual .php file every time I added an article to this website. So I decided to shop around again for a static site generator.

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    You Have Nothing to Fear

    except spiders

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    Lyrics to a version of "The Rambling Boy"

    This is not your grandfather's Ramblin' Boy. And the lyrics are not from the versions by Tom Paxton or Joan Baez. Listening to Tom Paxton after this is like listening to Pat Boone sing "Blueberry Hill."

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    Spiders and Clean Windows

    Do spiders have a "thing" for clean windows? Do they lie in wait for you to wash the glass before they come out in the spring? Or is it just coincidence, timing—both spiders and window cleaning being part of the rites of spring?

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Most of the information here is about my family or my wife’s, or about families with ties to Cleveland, Ohio, or the area near Rostrevor and Kilkeel in County Down, Ireland. There are also some unrelated families included that I came across. Whatever the case, I hope the material is helpful in your own efforts.
-- Ed Hamilton